Business Services Offered

Hiring and Recruitment

Our team helps large and small businesses build their workforce.  Whether 1 employee or 100, we can help you face your staffing shortage through the setup of just a single interview or a mass recruitment event. In addition, we can pre-screen and interview potential candidates, provide soft skill assessments, and market your job openings to help attract qualified applicants.  

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On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Are you hiring? We can help cover the cost of on-the-job training for new employees hired through Pacific Gateway.  This service reimburses up to 50 percent of a new worker's wages while they learn key skills on the job. In some instances, up to 90 percent of a new worker's wage rate can be reimbursed. Find more information on our program flyer.

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Paid Work Experience

Need extra help? Pacific Gateway’s Work Experience Program connects local youth with local businesses and nonprofits for paid work experience opportunities. At no cost to the business, Pacific Gateway trains youth workers and pays their wages and workers compensation. Businesses and nonprofits can access free support while giving youth and young adults a valuable work experience.   

Interested businesses and nonprofits should complete the Worksite Interest Form to get started.  

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Customized Training

Customized Training is training that is specifically designed for your business.  Employers who are looking to fill positions that require specific skills or certifications typically use this training to meet that need. We cover 50% of the training costs in most cases, making it affordable for you to train and hire a new employee. 

We will work with you to design the right training for your business.  As part of this service, we will ensure that new hires and trainees are pre-screened and vetted to your specifications, and can assist you in making the final selection. 

As a regional resource, Pacific Gateway has made those industries most important to Southern California its top priority for investment. No matter what your training or hiring needs are, we will work to find a no-cost or low-cost solution for you. We work closely with community colleges, universities, adult schools, chambers, cities, and economic development partners to ensure you will have access to the right tools required to succeed in your industry. 


Layoff Aversion and Rapid Response

We coordinate Layoff Aversion and Rapid Response Assistance services in a timely and proactive manner. Layoff Aversion services connect businesses to resources to help prevent the laying off of workers. When downsizing is unavoidable, we ensure a seamless strategy for your affected employees through Rapid Response activities. 

Our confidential and free layoff aversion services assist vulnerable businesses by quickly linking them to economic development assistance and resources to aid in retaining and strengthening their operation. 

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